Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer

Sally Shakun

Leaving a Lasting Jewish Legacy

A vibrant Jewish culture is of the utmost importance to me. I am passionate not only about our generation but that of the generations to come.
We must all play a part to insure our culture and our rich heritage. It is our moral obligation to plant for those who come after us. It is our obligation to think outside of ourselves.
I Support My Synagogue and My Community

We created the ‘Shakun and Devery Family Fund’ Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the Jewish Community Foundation many years ago. We chose to leave a legacy to Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor, NJ because it is a warm and welcoming community. It embraced us when we moved here long ago. We would like to provide that feeling of connection for those who come after us.
We support the Jewish Community Foundation and would like to see the Foundation itself expand. It plays a vital role in strengthening our community.
Learning is All Around Us
As Jewish people we have responsibilities. We know how vital tzedakah is from my parents. As children we saw what they did. Now we are setting an example for the children of my children. Make no mistake about it, children are always aware of their parents’ words and activities.
Our Legacy
We believe establishing charitable donations according to ones’ abilities is one of the most important things one can do. No amount is too small, no amount is too big. The Jewish Community Foundation was and is most helpful in this endeavor.
One of my proudest titles is ‘Philanthropist.’ I’d like to share it with many others.

     “This above all: to thine own self be true,
      And it must follow, as the night the day,
      Thou canst not then be false to any man.”